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Shipping: Safety

Volume 714: debated on Wednesday 4 November 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United Kingdom passenger ships in the past five years have had survey dates entered on their passenger ship safety certificate which go beyond the anniversary date. [HL6098]

Passenger ship safety certificates issued to domestic passenger ships are ordinarily valid for five years, with annual re-survey during the term of validity. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency's (MCA) records show that there are around 850 vessels with a passenger ship safety certificate issued in the past five years.

To collate the data as requested can be done only at disproportionate cost.